Saturday, February 13, 2016
Weekend Wildcard -- May I Ask a Favor?
A number of years ago, like many authors, I began a website. And after a few years, my webmistress left and I needed a new one, and I found another webmistress and we began again. Then she decided to move on to other things, and I got another website, and another webmistress and -- guess what! -- it's that time again.
I don't know if it's me, or webmistresses, but my marriage has lasted several decades longer than my forays into social media. Maybe they just get bored because I don't spend a lot of time there (mea culpa).
Anyway, as I -- and my newest webmistress -- are tangoing around my multitude of books (I'm writing number 70 right now. Gulp!) and she has suggested that we streamline things a bit, I am looking for advice.
You're readers, right? Or writers? Or both? So, let me ask you: How do you look for books?
On my current site at www.annemcallister.com you can get at my current books and my backlist through Publishers, Lines, Mini-series and with a Printer-Friendly Booklist. Honestly, that's a lot of linking. We'd like to cut it back.
So, how would you look for a book? What are the other things you find useful, entertaining, inspiring, worthwhile on an author's website?
Do you use social media like Twitter or Facebook or Instagram more than you check websites? Do you like blogs? Newsletters? Hate 'em?
Anne's most recent title, The Return of Antonides was out in October. She's eagerly awaiting the return of three other books of hers, the Tanner Brothers trilogy, beginning with the reprint of Cowboys Don't Cry. She'll post the cover on Facebook as soon as she's got it.